The Planning Department has conducted a small area study to examine what is generally considered the center of the Glen Allen area of Henrico County. This study was prompted by a general concern by citizens for preserving the area’s existing character.
The 2026 Comprehensive Plan for the county identifies Focus Areas with unique characteristics requiring special planning consideration above and beyond the land use policies contained elsewhere in the Plan. The area examined in this study would be most consistent with the Existing Character Protection Areas identified in the Plan. They are defined as corridors or neighborhoods exhibiting a distinctive natural or built character that contributes to the identity of the surrounding area or the county as a whole. They were typically identified because the protection and enhancement of their qualities would be important to the general welfare of the community.
The objective of this process is to prepare recommendations for the study area that will ensure continued high-quality development consistent with the existing village character. This information should assist the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission in their decisions concerning current and future rezoning and development applications.
The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an Open House Tuesday, August 29 for residents and other members of the public to provide input on the Glen Allen Small Area Study.
An Open House will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA. The meeting’s informal structure will allow the public to attend at their convenience and to ask questions and discuss the study one-on-one with Planning staff. The feedback from this meeting will continue to help staff shape the study, including the recommendations made by the study.
In the months ahead, public hearings and other opportunities to allow the public to provide more-focused input regarding the recommendations of the study will be held. The Glen Allen Small Area Study ultimately will be presented to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for review and approval.
Glen Allen Small Area Study Mailing List
For further information regarding this study, please contact Seth Humphreys at (804) 501-4427 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.